Stabbed Ohio Woman’s Mother: Attacker Was a Friend


May 18, 2012

The mother of a Cleveland woman who died after being stabbed in a car says her daughter knew her attacker and had thought of her like a cousin.

Anita Swain (SWAY’-ne), who identified herself as the mother of victim Sharice Swain, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview her daughter had been “best friends since birth” with her attacker.

Cleveland police say Sharice Swain was stabbed during an argument Thursday night while sitting behind the wheel of a car, tried to drive away and struck her attacker’s 2-year-old daughter. The girl also died.

Anita Swain said she didn’t know what started the argument. She declined to comment further.

She said Friday that her daughter did not have any children and was employed as a factory worker.

Source: ABC News